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Old 10-09-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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How can rain harm my bike?

Since its been raining
I thought of what can happen to my bike if it gets rain on
Or I get cought onthe rain?
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
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Nothing to worry about. Motorcycles are engineered to weather the weather.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:20 PM   #3
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It melts and you have to walk home. Just kidding. The only thing that happens is you get wet.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:23 PM   #4
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Yup rain and water pretty much go hand in hand. Maybe you have washed your bike before and noticed nothing happened but it got clean?

I know its been a while but rain is said to be common. LOL No harm
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:26 PM   #5
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:27 PM   #6
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Cool
My bike doesnt know what rain is thats why i ask
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:31 PM   #7
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Personally, I clean and lube the chain mire frequently is I get caught out in the rain.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:36 PM   #8
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I love riding in the rain!. Only thing thats happened, since i park it in front of my store, i forgot to cover the ignition w/ a plastic bag, when going to put the key to turn, it would get stuck, but thats about it. Nothing else happens like everyone here says. Oh! and the chain.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:36 PM   #9
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I would just Armor All the tires...
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:37 PM   #10
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i wouldnt really say that.. some noobs would actually doit
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:47 PM   #11
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if water touches it, you are looking at a possible spontaneously combustion... Iíve seen it on YouTube...
thatís why most riders hide under overpasses during the rain...
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i wouldnt really say that.. some noobs would actually doit
what??? i am not supposed to do that? i also de-grease my chain before i ride
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Armor All Tires and Seat. Then Wax the windsceen, helps deflect the water, lube the brakes too
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it would melt!
I made you famous!!! LOL.

I washed my bike once, and my speed sensor failed. I ordered the part, and installed it myself. It was very easy to do, only needed an allen wrench and 3 min. Saved me 127 bucks from the dealrship.

I would recomend geeting a shop manuel for what ever bike you have, you can do lots of stuff yourself, and save alot of money.
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I rode today from Lake Jackson to UofH after spending the weekend at my parents house. Was pouring rain the whole way. The only thing that happened was that I was in desperate need of a hot shower and had to hang up my riding gear to dry.

I have to say that the rain was quite useful in washing off the salt and sand from being at the beach yesterday.

How can rain harm my bike?
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I rode today from Lake Jackson to UofH after spending the weekend at my parents house. Was pouring rain the whole way. The only thing that happened was that I was in desperate need of a hot shower and had to hang up my riding gear to dry.

I have to say that the rain was quite useful in washing off the salt and sand from being at the beach yesterday.

How can rain harm my bike?
Wow, that looks like an adventure! Glad you made it back.
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The rain might damage your muffler bearing.
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Yup rain and water pretty much go hand in hand.
You dont say?
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I left my bike exposed to some Ďheavy í rain one night and on the way home my bike kept dying on I-45. This was the first time I had ever experienced that...coincidence? I think not.

Left me stranded in the Woodlands at a gas station. I ended up buying some tools from Muhammad and pulling the battery out to inspect it. After checking all the connection and what not, I rode home in 5th gear without stopping or shifting. It never happened again. Weird huh?
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